Tough Decisions Made Due To COVID-19
The Louisburg College Administrative Team has continued to monitor and assess the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic and have made some recent decisions.
Until recently, we had held onto a slight hope that by the end of April or the beginning of May things would transition back to some kind of normal, but with each passing day we now know that is no longer realistic and certain decisions must be made.
Dr. Gary M. Brown, President
Please see the decisions made below:
- Classes will continue through online delivery for the remainder of Spring 2020 Semester. Please email your questions or concerns regarding online delivery to Dr. Suderman,Vice President of Academic Life firstname.lastname@example.org.
- With great disappointment Louisburg College has decided not to hold a face-to-face Baccalaureate or Awards Ceremony. The college is still discussing ways to celebrate and honor those students who have accomplished so much. Be sure to check your emails for announcements.
- Commencement will also not be held on May 16th. Please contact Carla Washington, Registrar email@example.com with questions.
- Students will be allowed to collect their items from Student Housing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY once the Stay At Home Order has been lifted. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to make an appointment to come and collect their belongings from the residence halls. If you have questions regarding how to collect belongings please contact Ron Shidemantle, Dean of Student Life firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Credit / Refund: We have decided to give the maximum credit to the student’s account for 45% of both room and board. This is for any student resident who had room and board on their bill. This means students will not be charged for the dorms or meals since spring break ended. For information detailing this credit an email was sent to all students. Please reference the email titled "Campus Updates" from the President of Louisburg College. Any additional questions, please contact Anna Faatiliga, CFO email@example.com.
Summer School is scheduled to be face-to-face, as it is best for our students. However, we are closely watching for directives from the state, and will make decisions as soon as possible and communicate through your email. Please email your questions to Dr. Suderman,Vice President of Academic Life firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2020 Fall Semester: Courses are filling up fast. Don't delay and contact your advisor to sign up for your 2020 Fall courses. Fall 2020 housing sign up has begun. Please check your Louisburg College email for instructions on how to sign up
The College remains closed for students, public and nonessential personnel due to the Statewide Stay At Home Order. Our faculty, staff and administrators are working from home ready and able to meet the needs of our students. We will continue to communicate with our students, faculty and staff through our Louisburg College email.
Health and Safety is our immediate concern for all members of our community.
- The Louisburg College Administrative Team is closely monitoring and assessing the Coronavirus, COVID-19 situation and will make adjustments as needed.
- Louisburg College has extended Spring Break for Students Only through March 22nd.
- Students currently on campus must vacate the residence halls by noon on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
- Classes resume on Monday, March 23, 2020 through an online delivery of instruction through Brightspace.
- Residence Halls will be closed until further notice: If you need to collect items from your residence hall room, please call the Student Life Department at 919-497-3247 to set up an appointment. Appointments will be available from Sunday, March 15, 2020 until Sunday, March 22, 2020.
- All Athletic events including practices have been canceled until April 05, 2020
- Capitol Steps of the JPAC Concert Series scheduled for March 20, 2020 has been rescheduled in the Fall.
- The College will remain open for all faculty, staff and administrators.
Important Coronavirus Email Updates Noted Below:
Dear Louisburg College Students,Thank you for your patience while the college researched and explored all of the options to make sure that we keep you safe and healthy while also providing you with the very best academic experience.As you read in an email sent earlier today, the college is extending spring break for an additional week until Sunday, March 22, 2020. On Monday, March 23, 2020 we will transition to an online delivery of instruction through Brightspace. We will continue to deliver your courses through Brightspace until further notice.Please use the extra week of spring break to prepare yourself for how you will access Brightspace. Do you have internet or do you need to find a local library, relative/friend's house or coffee shop to get on the internet? Do you have a laptop or desktop computer or do you need to make arrangements to buy, borrow or rent one? Please be prepared to get back to work on Monday, March 23, 2020 because there will be a lot of ground to make up.The Residence Halls will be closed until further notice. If you need to collect items from your residence hall room, please call the Student Life Department at 919-497-3247 to set up an appointment. Appointments will be available from Sunday, March 15, 2020 until Sunday, March 22, 2020. The appointment is to make sure that we control the number of people in the building and ensure that we follow the Center for Disease Control's guidelines for social distancing. Your ID cards were deactivated during spring break and will remain deactivated until we announce the reopening of the residence halls.Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association has announced that they have canceled all athletic events (games, practices and tournaments) until April 5, 2020.We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus and hope to get you back on campus as soon as it is safe for us to do so. We will communicate with you through your Louisburg College email and ask that you check it daily for updates. Please share our emails with your parents and family members so they are informed about what is going on at the college. The College will remain open and faculty and staff will be on campus, so please feel free to call our offices or email us if you have any questions or concerns.Sincerely,Stephanie Buchanan TolbertSenior Vice President of EnrollmentLouisburg College
Members of the Louisburg College Community:After extensive research and much deliberation, Louisburg College has decided to extend spring break for students through March 22, 2020. The residence halls will be closed during this time. Any students currently on campus will need to vacate the residence halls by noon on Saturday, March 14, 2020.Our immediate concern is for the health and safety of all members of our community. Additional information will be forthcoming before 5pm on Friday, March 13, 2020. Please check your email for the full plan as we continue to navigate this situation.I thank you for your understanding!!!Dr. Brown
Louisburg College advises the community to follow CDC guidelines to prevent illness as there is currently no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Steps to Prevent Illness:
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others:
- Stay home if you're sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick. If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.